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Colts' Castonzo must work on outside speed rush

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By Arthur Arkush

In Week 14, Colts rookie OLT Anthony Castonzo was served an extra-large helping of humble pie by Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs. Suggs blew by Indianapolis' rookie blind-side protector three times to sack QB Dan Orlovsky, forcing fumbles on all three takedowns. Suggs would have notched a fourth sack if it weren't for Castonzo being called for holding.

Castonzo was hard on himself after the game, but we hear he is the type of kid to quickly shake off the bad outing and move forward. There have been more positives than negatives for him during his rookie season, and there is no shame in struggling against arguably the league's most dominant defender.

Word is Castonzo's technique continues to be a strength; it's his vulnerability against outside speed rush — exactly how Suggs torched him — that will need work in the offseason.

Still, for everything that has gone wrong for the Colts this season, Castonzo is one of several rookies who has shown real promise.

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